Online Staff Report
Coreyon Brown, 19, has been sentenced to a total of more than 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated animal cruelty and one count of unlawful restraint.
April 25, Rockford police were called to 3004 Imperial Oaks Drive, where they found the homeowner tied up in the bathroom with gunshot wounds to his legs. The homeowner’s wife was also injured during the home invasion. A few days later, Brown admitted he also broke into a home on Favor Road in Rockton, Illinois. The homeowners there were attacked, their dogs killed, and their home was burglarized.
Brown received 27 years for one of the attempted first-degree murder charges and 12 years on each of the other two counts. He also was sentenced to an additional three years on each count of aggravated animal cruelty and another three years for unlawful restraint. All of these sentences, except for one count of aggravated animal cruelty, will run consecutively.
Attempted first-degree murder is a Class X felony that is punishable by a sentence of between six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and three years of mandatory supervised release. Brown is eligible for an extended sentence because of the victim’s age and he was armed with a firearm during the crime.
Aggravated animal cruelty is a Class 4 felony that is punishable by a term of one to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and one year of mandatory supervised release.
Unlawful restraint is a Class 4 felony that is punishable by a term of one to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a year of mandatory supervised release.
Posted Nov. 18, 2014